While high-profile free agent signings and blockbuster trades are what makes baseball’s offseason the most interesting and intriguing in all of sports, the overshadowed, under-the-radar moves often prove to be equally as important to a team’s success in the upcoming season.

You won’t find any perennial All-Stars, MVP candidates or Cy Young Award contenders on this list, instead it is comprised of five players that don’t get much attention—but who will make their new general managers look like baseball savants for adding them to their respective rosters.

Who are we talking about? Let’s take a look.


*Unless otherwise noted, all statistics courtesy of FanGraphs.

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